We have already established that I’m a Feeder. So given my husband’s late mother was American, we’ve adopted Thanksgiving with great excitement. I take great pleasure in feeding my guests turkey, pie, and all the calories that scream Thanksgiving success.
It might be 32 degrees and humid, but I am committed.
We never did catch that Superbutcher Turkey thief that tried to sabotage our 2013 Thanksgiving. I know better now- I daren’t leave it to the last minute- made sure I had this one a week before. Plenty of time to marinade in citrus brine goodness.
Also, this year I made sure to serve the walnut and sage stuffing that I made but forgot to serve in the Great 2014 turkey debacle. Woolworth’s was out of fresh sage, so Forgive me Father, but I used dried sage. Nobody was any the wiser.
I am mindful of making my meals look homemade- I would hate to be accused of outsourcing a pumpkin pie.
In my opinion, Australians do not eat enough Turkey. It is so easy and one of the leanest meats available. Just cover in Aluminium foil, cook at 180 degrees for 40 mins per kilogram, and baste in 100 grams of butter every 30 mins. Imagine all those cranberry, camembert, turkey sandwiches you could have for the remainder of the week.
Jacaranda season is my favourite time of the year. Sadly, the season has almost ended. And all that is left are these photos.
I wasn’t able to fully appreciate them this year on account of being stressed with my teaching prac placement. It is over now, and according to the Queensland College of Teachers, I am registered!!!! It was a test, but I made it!
Mums and Dads of school aged children, hug your teachers- tight- squeeze them. Know that they were probably up till 12 am planning lessons for your darlings. They probably spent 20 minutes trying to justify why your child should be awarded an +/- in a subject area. Know that they stayed up the night before coming up with a worthy recipient for the student of the week award for school parade.
It was a tough 6 weeks, but I had a class of absolute darlings. Wouldn’t have swapped any one of them.
Thank goodness for C, our German au pair. She was an absolute trooper, helping out wherever she could. She is practically a super model, which everyone keeps reminding me. These are exactly the words you want to hear about your au pair…
In sports news, my 3 year old turned 4. He celebrated with a rugby themed party.
He is obsessed with sports. One day he will be a famous tennis player, rugby player and soccer player, as well as a policeman. He will be very busy.
Here is his rugby cake. Another chance to feed people!
I dressed up as a cheerleader. Will spare you the photos.
I plan on visiting here more regularly. I have so many exciting things to share. Let’s keep in touch. x